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Borges History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The distinguished Spanish surname Borges is of toponymic origin, being derived from a place where the initial bearer once resided or held land. In this case, the surname Borges signifies a "native of Borja." The place name Borja is itself derived from the Arabic word "burdz," which means "tower" and is an indication that in the town of Borja there were several towers or a prominent tower.


Early Origins of the Borges family


The surname Borges was first found in Zaragoza, in the region of Aragon in Spain. The oldest records of the surname Borges are references to the family Borja de Zaragoza, whose family seat was in the place called Borja, from where they took their name. The lord of this city was the count Don Pedro de Alares of the twelfth century, who was a lieutenant of the emperor and of king Don Alfonso I of Aragon. He was considered by many to have been the prime source of the lineage.

Early History of the Borges family


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Borges Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Borja, Borgia, Boria, Borjen, Borges, Borjas and others.

Early Notables of the Borges family (pre 1700)


Prominent among bearers of the family name in this era was Juan Castellar y de Borja (1441-1505), a Spanish Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal; Rodrigo Borja (1431-1503), who became Pope Alexander VI. He was an able politician, but he is remembered for his irreligious worldliness; Among his children was...
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Migration of the Borges family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Borges Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Borges, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Borges Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Borges, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Henry Borges, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Eberh Heinr Borges, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Th Borges, aged 28, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Borges, who arrived in Virginia in 1884 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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Borges Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Gonvea Borges, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Carl Borges, aged 63, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Elir. M. Borges, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Allertino Borges, aged 23, who landed in America from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1916
  • Capitolino Jose Borges, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1917
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Contemporary Notables of the name Borges (post 1700)


  • Phil Borges (b. 1942), American social documentary photographer and filmmaker
  • Alan Borges (b. 1955), American college football coach
  • John R. Borges, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1960
  • Francisco L. Borges, American Democrat politician, Connecticut State Treasurer, 1987-93;Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008
  • António Mendo de Castel-Branco do Amaral Osório Borges (1949-2013), Portuguese economist and banker, Managing Director and International Adviser of Goldman Sachs
  • Julio Andrés Borges (b. 1969), Venezuelan politician and lawyer
  • Márcio Borges (b. 1973), retired Brazilian football defender
  • Gilvam Pinheiro Borges (b. 1958), Brazilian sociologist and politician
  • Emerson Ramos Borges (b. 1980), Brazilian footballer
  • Esteban Gil Borges (1879-1942), Venezuelan politician, diplomat, writer and university professor
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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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